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Your weekly destination for the best of Android, Google and how mobile tech shapes the world!

We take one last spin around Google I/O with an actual developer — Mike Wolfson, the coder behind the Android Central App (among other things). Plus we get more insight from a couple folks who were able to stay out of the Silicon Valley sun.

ICYMI: Episodes 288 and 289 were our LIVE Google I/O editions. Don't miss 'em!

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We warned you. And it's come true. This year's Google I/O was so big, it demanded a two-part podcast! And this here is Part 2!

For the next 90 minutes (yep) we'll wrap up more on Google's VR play (called Daydream), Android apps running on Chrome OS, more on Android Auto — and, yes, what worked (and what didn't) on the first Google I/O at Shoreline Amphitheater.

And you can find all of our Google I/O 2016 coverage here!

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We're headed to Google I/O this week, and so it's time to preview everything we know we'll see, everything we think we'll see, and everything we hope to see from the annual developer conference. You can follow all of our coverage here

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Direct download: androidcentral287.mp3
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It's a special Cinco de Mayo podcast! By which we mean we're recording on May 5th. First up — we check in on a number of excellent voicemail questions, including what's up with Android Auto these days, more on adoptable storage back backing up your data, and whether the Nexus 9 should best be forgotten at this point.

Plus we dive into the latest scary (or not) story about Google, Android and hacking, and catch up on the latest in Chromebooks.

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Direct download: androidcentral286.mp3
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Phil, Jerry, Andrew and Russell gather 'round the fire to discuss anything and everything LG G5. The good. The not-so-good. And whether you should actually consider buying this phone.

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It's one of those weird times in which we're completely excited to be playing with things that aren't quite ready for prime time (OK, aren't at ALL ready for prime time), but have to remember that pre-production is still pre-production. So this week we catch up on where things stand with the Android N Developer Preview, we've got an early LG G5 in house, and we'll answer more of your questions live on air. 

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This is a big one, folks. Google has dropped the Android N Developer Preview on us a good month and a half ahead of the Google I/O developer conference. Some important things to know:

And so much more. You can keep up with all of it at our Android N page.

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There's no easy way to say it: This is a two-hour podcast. This is a two-hour podcast live from Barcelona, Spain, rounding up everything you need to know from Mobile World Congress 2016. It's the Samsung Galaxy S7. It's the LG G5. It's Windows 10. It's ... other stuff.

This is a big, fat, hairy podcast, as only we can do, live from La Rambla in Barcelona. 

Namaste.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially official! We're at Mobile World Congress for the grand unveiling, but Phil and Andrew managed to get an early look at the latest Android smartphone from Samsung. There are two phones, actually, and the boys just couldn't wait to share their thoughts on the new GS7 and GS7 edge. 

We'll have more thoughts on the Galaxy S7 in another podcast later this week from the entire crew in Barcelona.

And be sure to check out our complete coverage of the Galaxy S7 here, as well as all our coverage of Mobile World Congress!

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We're on our way to Mobile World Congress this week for a whole mess 'o news, so we've got a bit of a different podcast for you. The first half is Phil's interview Daniel Bader, formerly of Canadian blogging powerhouse Mobile Syrup — and now a member of the Mobile Nations Team!

Part 2 is Phil, Jerry and Andrew jump right into the latest on the encryption debate now that Apple and the FBI are getting into it.

For everything coming atcha from Mobile World Congress, click here!

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